‘A fascinating and exhaustive book – there are things in it even I didn't know! A must for anyone who remembers Tenko’

Stephanie Cole

‘Tenko my favourite job of all time… this book could well prove my favourite book of all time’

Louise Jameson

Remembering Tenko:
a celebration of the classic TV drama series

Andy Priestner
Format: Paperback (760 pgs + 20 pgs colour plates)
Published: 22 October 2012
Recommended Retail Price: £24.99

Tenko, the BBC drama about women prisoners of the Japanese, was first broadcast in the Eighties to a regular audience of over 15 million viewers and is arguably one of the best-loved TV series of all time. This book, a comprehensive celebration ofTenko, explores how this groundbreaking drama came to be made, its filming in the UK and the Far East, and the real-life events which inspired its memorable characters and storylines. The series’ cast (which included Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Louise Jameson, Stephanie Beacham, Veronica Roberts, Claire Oberman and Burt Kwouk) have contributed their memories of working on the show, as have creator Lavinia Warner and writers Jill Hyem and Anne Valery, who share their thoughts on working on one of television’s first female ensemble dramas. In addition to the ‘making of’ story, every episode is reviewed in depth.

Remembering Tenko is illustrated with more than 300 photographs sourced from the Radio Times, the BBC and the private albums of Tenko’s cast and crew, including 20 pages of full-colour plates.

Front cover and internal illustrations by Tenko's graphic designer Ray Ogden.

'Tenko Remembered' - Ray Ogden prints

Ray's beautiful illustrations are now also available to buy as limited edition signed prints - for more information click here.


Offer Price: £20.00 (plus postage & packing) 

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Postage & packing:  UK: £4.50,
Europe: £11.25, Rest of World: £17.25

N.B. The book weighs over a kilo hence the high postage costs!

Delivery: UK: 5-7 days, Europe: 21 days,
Rest of World: 28 days (but probably quicker!)

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